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NACAC Cooperating with DOJ Inquiry

In late November, NACAC learned that the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has begun an inquiry into our SPGP: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. At present, we know little about the scope and intent of the inquiry, but we are cooperating fully to provide all requested documents.

Deadline for Board of Directors Call for Candidates is March 1

The NACAC Governance and Nominating Committee calls for candidates to fill positions on the NACAC Board of Directors for terms beginning in September. All candidate application materials must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by March 1.

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School Counselors Continue to Grapple with Large Caseloads

School counselors in American public schools currently serve an average of 482 students, a caseload nearly twice the recommended maximum of 250. That finding is highlighted in a new report from NACAC and ASCA showing that the average student-to-school counselor ratio has increased by 1 percent over the past decade. The uptick occurred despite efforts by both organizations to advocate for more state and federal funding to hire, train, and equip school counselors in public schools.

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Not Next Year, Volunteer for NACAC Committee Service Now

If you have been searching for an outlet to express your professional opinion beyond the scope of your position, this is it. If you are looking for a way to shape the organization’s future direction, this is your opportunity. If you want to see NACAC leverage member influence over important areas of the national dialogue, this is the time to get involved.

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Guiding the Way to Inclusion Inclusion (GWI)

Explore campus diversity, multicultural recruitment, and more.

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Student Activism and the Admission Process

I’m writing to you in the wake of the terrible human tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, where 17 students and teachers were gunned down. In addition to our feelings of loss and sympathy for the educators, families, and community affected, I give special consideration for those personally affected by this senseless loss of life.

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Member Stories

I am a drastically better professional due to the many resources available through the NACAC network. I cannot do my work without NACAC.

Yetunde Rubinstein

Associate Director of College Counseling, Brentwood School (CA)

NACAC has been integral in providing me opportunities to network with colleagues from both sides of the desk, both informally and formally. It is so important to foster professional relationships because we are all in this profession together for our students. I am grateful for mentors I’ve met at conferences and workshops who have helped me succeed in this industry, and it has been an honor to present and collaborate with them in addressing regional and national issues that affect many of us collectively.

Grace Cheng

Director of Admission, Wellesley College (MA)

What an amazing organization! I have met many dear friends through my engagement with NACAC. The ongoing professional development opportunities are a highlight of my work life. There are always ways to grow and things to learn.

Stacy Penkala

Stacy Penkala, Associate Director of College Placement, Detroit Country Day School (MI)

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